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Mary Ellen Sheehan

May 12, 1944 — February 8, 2021

Mary Ellen (Farley) Sheehan, 76, Indianapolis, passed away February 8, 2021, at the Franciscan Hospice House. Mary Ellen was born May 12, 1944, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to the late William and Grace Farley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Sheehan. She is survived by her children, Mary Kathleen and John Christopher Sheehan; brothers William (Edna) Farley and Richard (Sandi) Farley; sisters-in-law Noreen (Dennis) Murphy and Rosie (Jim) Winans; brother-in-law Jim Sommers.

She worked for several years as a dietician at Methodist Hospital and served as Food Service Director for the Center Grove Community School Corporation, retiring in 2010. Mary Ellen was an active member at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. She was involved in the Adoration Chapel ministry, the widows' group, and was also a Eucharistic Minister. Mary Ellen enjoyed reading, swimming, and was always interested in exercise and taking care of herself. She will be fondly remembered by a loving family and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, February 26, 2021, 10 - 11 a.m., at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Entombment will be at Calvary Cemetery. The Mass will be livestreamed by visiting https://vimeo.com/515293768. Memorials may be directed to St. Barnabas Catholic Church or to the Franciscan Hospice House. O'Riley Funeral Home is serving the family. Visit www.ORileyFuneralHome.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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